Way, Way Offshore

Way, Way Offshore

February 13, 2019 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People, Recreation

Kristen Macdissi knows it isn’t easy being a thalassophile (a lover of the sea) in a state that “doesn’t coast.” It’s not the least of her afflictions, though. Macdissi’s love for mountains compelled her to […]

Costa Rican Surf Retreat

Costa Rican Surf Retreat

Posted In: Omaha Magazine, Recreation

Editor’s note: Neighborhood Offshore—a boutique board shop based in Omaha—takes retreat groups to Costa Rica for surfing and yoga every year. Shop owner Kristen Macdissi invited Jillian Dunn (digital sales manager at Omaha Magazine) to […]

Eric Falk’s Mean Green Pulling Machine

June 17, 2018 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People, Recreation

Horsepower, innovation, and family-friendly fun are at the heart of truck and tractor pulling. The popular motorsport evolved from the agrarian tradition of horse pulling, in which farmers urged their teams to pull sleds along […]

Skydiving With Family

April 29, 2018 · Posted In: Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, Recreation

I could die. Endless possibilities swirl along with the growling engine of the Cessna 182 wide-body airplane. At 6,000 feet and climbing, Kenneth “Sonny” Bader, 65, yawns. Plunging to the ground at a high velocity […]

A Gathering of Water & Cranes

April 27, 2018 · Posted In: History, Omaha Magazine, Recreation

The bald eagle is unusually loud. From the riverbank, just beyond the trees, comes a descending whinny, then a high-pitched kree, kree, kree. That’s not what I came to the river to find, but sometimes […]

Winter Excursions

December 22, 2017 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, Recreation

Got cabin fever? Make plans to venture into the blistering cold for some fun this winter, but don’t forget to bundle up. Whether you’re an experienced athlete or looking to burn a few of those […]

How to Plan an American Motorcycle Adventure

December 13, 2017 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, Recreation

In search of the perfect motorcycle ride, I have coordinated several epic trips with family and friends over recent decades. Our routes have ranged across the U.S., from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Pacific […]

Witnessing the Great Eclipse

August 23, 2017 · Posted In: Destinations, Omaha Magazine, Recreation

The 2017 Great American Eclipse will take place on August 21, turning day into night. The cosmic coincidence occurs when the moon passes in front of the sun, creating a perfect alignment of Earth, moon, […]

Fighting Dementia With Coloring Books

June 15, 2017 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Entertainment, Recreation

Remember getting an unopened box of crayons—for school, for a birthday, just for fun? Remember the smell of the wax? The new, sharp points? Choosing your favorite color? Most people would answer “Yes.” Coloring, whether […]

Angling For Safe-To-Eat Fish

May 25, 2017 · Posted In: Entertainment, Health, OmahaHome, Recreation

Eating wild-caught fish from rivers, streams, and dam sites is almost as fun as catching them. But consuming too much of certain fish species is not advised. Mercury, polychlorinated biphenyls, and other pollutants can bioaccumulate […]